Tombstone Dream Meanings

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Tombstone Dream Meaning: From 7 Different Sources

A tombstone may indicate the need to revisit the gravesite of a dead relative symbolically in order to unravel limiting attitudes and patterns learned from this person.

The headstone may also point to the need to gncve a loss, whether a real death or a personal failure.

Dream Source: Ariadne's Book of Dream
Author: Ariadne Green
Symbolic of death.

The inscription on the tombstone will give you more insight into the meaning of the dream

Dream Source: Christian Dream Symbols
Author: Tyler Wolfe
A tombstone marks a place where someone is buried. In the world of dreams, the death of a person is usually a sign that some way of being in the world is no longer serving you and needs to be sacrificed in order for growth and expansion to occur.

A tombstone indicates a need or desire to stay somewhat connected to that part of your psyche. For more layers of an interpretation, consider who the tombstone is representing; whoever the person is, it is the qualities that he or she possesses that have been released.

The tombstone indicates that the process has already occurred.

Dream Source: Complete Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Dr. Mıchael Lennox
Dreaming of a new tombstone foretells a new opportunity for you. Old tombstones forecast a renewed friendship.

If you could read the epitaph (the writing on the stone), the dream means that you can solve whatever problems are facing you much more easily than you think.

If you couldn’t make out the writing, you can expect news of a happy family event.

Dream Source: My Dream Interpretation
Author: myjellybean
1. Aspect of self set aside, repressed until now.

2. A message from the subconscious, usually about direction in life (inscription).

3. Long life ahead.

Dream Source: New American Dream Dictionary
Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin
This dream indicates the person’s insecurity about their future. It expresses a desire to find transcendental answers. You do not know where your life is going and you want to know. You are in a crisis of identity. However, this dream is positive because it indicates that you are maturing.


analysis of a dream

Julio dreamed: “I dreamt that my tongue itched a lot and I could not alleviate it. I tried to scratch it with my teeth but the taste buds, which were like enormous pink pimples, popped in my mouth, leaving a horrible bitter taste. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see it so purple. It was a very stressful dream that left a bad taste in my mouth when I woke up.”

The tongue is strongly associated with the act of speaking. In Julio’s case, the dream was a warning for him to stop lying. At the time of the dream, Julio had problems with some friends because of his tendency to lie and talk badly about them. His unconscious was warning him of the “dirtiness” of his tongue and that he should solve it as soon as possible. The bad taste in his mouth is a reflection of the problems his attitude could cause.

Dream Source: The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Author: Martha Clarke

1 dream interpretation about tombstone related.

Tombstone / Grave

If the name of someone you know appears on a dream tombstone, ask yourself which characteristics you associate with that person and whether or not you should eradicate or change (kill) these characteristics in yourself.

If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.

If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.

If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.

If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.

If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you.

See also NIGHTMARES... tombstone / grave dream meaning